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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Replace Your Pipes at the Right Time

There's always a case when you'll have to replace some type of plumbing pipes in your home.  Assuming there is no emergency at hand, you should think about some of the best times to make these changes.

Replace the pipes that are exposed. 

Homes with plaster walls, wood paneling and other similar features may make it difficult to access the pipes. Consider replacing the pipes that aren't buried in the walls. Replacing pipes in a crawlspace or a utility room is typically a straightforward job for a plumber and could be beneficial to your plumbing setup overall.

Replace pipes when you are renovating!

When you're in the process of remodeling your home, you should take some time to have your plumbing inspected. At this time, when the hard to reach pipes are exposed, call in GreenTeam Plumbing for a check-up! Because you've already exposed the area and will have to have an inspection anyway, save some money and have this process taken care of while your walls are already knocked down!

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Source: HouseLogic

Sunday, September 18, 2011

We Offer Green Solutions!

GreenTeam plumbing is on the forefront of the sustainability industry. Our services are all offered with an eye towards long-term environmental impact. We offer services that can help your home go green and save you money!

Of course, the most important part of our service is putting the customer first as we complete your next project.  We offer you:
  • Timely response & project completion
  • Frequent project schedule updates
  • Professionally trained & uniformed technicians
  • All technicians are individually licensed plumbers
  • Flat-rate pricing to prevent billing surprises

When you're ready to make the change to go green in your home, or for any of your plumbing needs, give us a call

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cross Linked Polyethylene (PEX) Pipes

Similar to PVC Pipes, PEX is currently the pipe of choice when plumbing and is widely used because if its durability, affordability and efficiency. These pipes are made from cross-linked polyethylene and are a great alternative to copper because of their resilience in extreme temperatures and ability to withstand chemical corrosion. 

There are three types of PEX pipes depending on the application for the pipe. The three classifications vary by the grade of the material regarding strength and flexibility. They are:

PEX-a - This grade of pipe is designed to withstand high heat and have little or no points of weakness.

PEX-b - This grade of pipe is more vulnerable to chemicals and is not as strong as PEX-a but is stiffer.

PEX-c - These pipes are the weakest of the three grades but are far less expensive and are typically suitable for more domestic uses.

To learn more about PEX pipes, contact us at GreenTeam Plumbing!


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Polybutylene Pipes

Polybutylene is a plastic resin that was used in water supply piping from the late 1970's until the mid 1990's. This material is very low cost and easy to install, and was lovingly named "the pipe of the future." It was also used as a substitute for traditional copper piping.

Polybutylene pipes are typically grey or white in color and have a dull finish. During the years these pipes were manufactured, they were installed in about 1 out of every 5 homes built, used mainly for underground water mains and interior water piping.

While these pipes were considered to be very reliable during their time, there has been talk of this piping reacting with chemicals in the water supply, such as chlorine, and causing the pipe to deteriorate and flake off into the water. While there is no scientific evidence of this taking place, it is believed that the structural integrity of the pipes could be compromised should this chemical reaction take place.

For more information on this and other types of plumbing pipes, contact us!